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  • Shodoshima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kodo-cho, Shodojima-cho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa prefecture
    Floating in the Seto Inland Sea with its groves of olive trees, Shodoshima Island was also the stage for Sakae Tsuboi’s novel, Twenty Four Eyes. There is a whole host of things to do on the island including the Twenty Four Eyes Movie Village, the Olive Park, and the Nakayamano Tanada (terraced rice paddies), known as one of the best 100 rice terraced fields in Japan.
  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    423 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura A: 1941-1
    This rest area is located within Shodoshima Olive Park in Shodoshima Town, Shodoshima County, Kagawa Prefecture. About 2,000 olive trees and over 130 types of herbs are cultivated here, and the park offers an expansive view of the Seto Inland Sea. The pure white “Greek windmill” and other features give the area a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The site includes a cafe with a wonderful view, as well as the “Olive Museum,” which has a shop that offers various olive-themed goods. There’s also an herb garden and the rocket used in the live-action adaptation of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” along with a natural hot spring, a craft workshop facility, a lodging facility, and more. The cherry blossoms from late March through early April are gorgeous, and there are night cherry blossom light-up events held as well.

    Shodoshima is more recently known for its Olive Oil and this park celebrates it. It has a large grove of olive trees in front an behind the main building. There are land marks dotted around the...

  • Angel Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Ginpura
    This mysterious sand road appears and disappears with the changing of the tide. It’s said that if you cross Angel Road while holding hands with that special someone that your wishes come true. Beautiful scenery awaits you any time of day from sunrise to evening. Try sending a mail from the mailbox at the gift shop. They will post-mark it with olive and Angel Road designs. The road is about a five-minute drive from Tonosho Port.
  • Twenty-Four Eyes Movie Studio
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    4.0
    261 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Tanoura
    This is a theme park that has repurposed the open set that served as the filming location in the 1987 movie Twenty-Four Eyes. Homes, the school and fishermen’s residences that stand side-by-side harken back to the early Showa period and convey the appearance of the film’s world. In addition to the Tsuboi Sakae Memorial Museum dedicated to the author of the novel the film was based on, the Shochikuza Movie Theater that regularly screens Twenty-Four Eyes, and the “Kinema no Iori” gallery that introduces various Japanese films of the 1950s, there is also a restaurant and cafe on site.

    A short visit to see the old movie set for 24-eyes. It was interesting to see the old buildings and history of the author of the original book.

  • Sun Olive Onsen
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura A: 1941-1
    This onsen resort is located on the beautiful island of Shodoshima in Kagawa prefecture, overlooking the peninsula that was the setting for the movie Twenty-Four Eyes. In addition to 8 types of natural spring baths, this resort features a restaurant, a multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, and tennis courts, providing a great setting for social exchange. The lodge is available for overnight accommodations.

    Had the olive pork don, olive pork ramen and olive pork burger. All of amazing standard and super tasty. Love the don the best but

  • Marukin Soy Sauce Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nouma A 1850
    This museum was constructed in 1987 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Marukin Shoyu. The gassho-zukuri (a traditional style of Japanese architecture with a steep thatched roof) building has been designated as a National Registered Tangible Cultural Property. Inside the museum are panels that introduce the soy sauce manufacturing process and displays of tools that were actually used in the production of soy sauce since the company was founded. Visitors can try soy sauce soft cream in the adjacent production building and this unique flavor can only be had here. Tours of the press factory that is currently still in use are also possible.
  • Misaki no Bunkyojo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Tanoura Jia 977-1
    This is a spot that is famous for serving as a location for the filming of the 1954movie Twenty-Four Eyes. Ever since it was built in 1902 it was used as the Noma Elementary School Tanoura Branch for approximately 70 years. The classrooms remain as they were at the time with desks, an organ and creations by schoolchildren left behind, and there is no end to the visits by fans of the film and original novel.
  • Kankakei
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Kankakedori
    Shodoshima offers scenery to enjoy in all four seasons. Kankakei, located nearly in the center of the island, is a valley located between the island’s highest peak of Mt. Hoshigajo and Shihozashi. Andesite and agglomerate, which formed approximately 13 million years ago due to volcanic activity, have turned over a long period of time into strangely shaped rocks and bizarre stones. From the ropeway visitors can enjoy fresh green foliage in the early summer, the intense colors of the leaves in the autumn, and the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea, and even encounter unusual flora and fauna on the hiking trail. It is ranked as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gorges, and this valley offers some of Shodoshima’s most picturesque scenery.
  • Kankakei Ropeway
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Kankakedori Takase Yu 168
    The Kankakei Ropeway runs across Kankakei Gorge, which is considered to be one of the three most beautiful gorges in Japan; the Ropeway extends from the foothills right up to the mountain peak. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful scenery in the Gorge, which changes with the seasons. The views of the Seto Inland Sea in the distance provide a marvelous contrast to the mountain vistas. The journey up the Ropeway takes approximately five minutes to complete.

    小豆島ソーメンセット、オリーブラーメンセット食べました。麺が緑色で醤油味でさっぱりして美味しかったです。高速のSAと同じセルフ式で割りと早く出ました。

  • Senmaida Terraced Rice Fields, Nakayama
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nakayama
    The Senmaida terraced rice fields are located in Nakayama district in the center of Shodoshima (Shodo Island). They are the only terraced rice fields in Kagawa Prefecture selected for inclusion in the “Top 100 Most Beautiful Terraced Rice Fields in Japan.” There are around 800 individual fields, which appear to climb in “waves” up the slopes of the hills, to a height of 200 meters above sea-level. This area is famous as the location for many scenes in the award-winning movie Rebirth (Yokame no Semi). The Nakayama Mushi-okuri Festival, a traditional festival with a history going back around 300 years, is held locally every year in July.
  • i's Life
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Kamishou 1956-1
    This shop sells tasty items made with produce grown on Shodoshima Island with its fertile soil, pure air, and bountiful sea, including olive oil, fresh pickled olives, and locally grown lemons. They also offer an array of olive oils from around the world selected by their olive oil sommelier.
  • Teshima Marche
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimaieura 3841-21
    The Teshima Marche souvenir shop is part of the tourist information office next to Ieura Port's Teshima Exchange Center. They sell an array of items like Teshima grown fruit and Teshima made products. They also have official Setouchi Triennale arts festival merchandise and items from the islands around Setouchi.

    私が行ったときは瀬戸内国際芸術祭の開催年だったので、お菓子や地元の特産品の他に瀬戸芸グッズも売ってました。色々お土産も売ってますよ。 豊島は苺が有名みたいで、苺のジェラートも売ってました。濃厚で美味しかった!!

  • Shima Kitchen
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    4.0
    61 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimakarato 1061
    Shima Kitchen offers creative fare featuring the bounty of Teshima Island. They are dedicated to using local seasonal ingredients from Teshima and Kagawa Prefecture. Local women cheerily make the fare in collaboration with chefs from Tokyo's Marunouchi Hotel. The architect Ryo Abe created the venue to bring people together with food and art at the Setouchi Triennale 2010 art festival.

    The place is a. I e initiative to revitalize part of Japan that was going down due to aging population. Locally grown products are presented in a simple and nice food, for very low prices. The place...

  • Tako no Makura
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Ikeda 1336
    This café is in a traditional kominka (old Japanese-style house) that took about six years to renovate. It's a popular place to relax while taking in the view of the Seto Inland Sea. They offer tasty sweets like their Chocolate Gateau, along with dishes like their spicy taco rice and daily rice specials. It's a great place to drop in while on the road.
  • Shodoshima Hand-pulled Somen Sakube
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Ikeda 3936
    Sakube is a somen noodle manufacturer founded in 1988. Using hand-stretching methods said to be passed down from the Heian period, they incorporate modern hygienic standards and contemporary techniques to provide the tastiest noodles around. Their Shodoshima Island shop serves their famous somen, sells souvenirs, and offers the chance to try traditional hashiwake noodle stretching.

    This is a small restaurant located near the road. It was packed with people. I had to wait 30 mins to get a seat. Restaurant can seat about 12 people only. They make their own somen. they only serve...

  • Olive Onsen Bijin no Yu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Half of the pond 1360-10
    This day trip hot spring bathhouse is located in the Marunaka Shin-Tonosho Branch shopping center on Shodoshima Island. Facilities include an outdoor bath which commands a view of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea, a jet bath, mist bath, spin jet bath, and 13 other types of baths. Kashima Beach is also located close by, and visitors are recommended to come here and ease away the fatigue of a day of sun and swimming before going home.

    This is a public bath with water pumped from a natural hot spring. The baths are a great place to wind down. There is massage baths, a sauna, a steam sauna, and a excellent outdoor bath over looking...

  • Setonouchi Shimameshiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Kou 398
    "A Japanese diner style restaurant where customers can enjoy dishes made with olives, an abundance of which are grown on Shodoshima Island where the restaurant is located. The restaurant makes use of fresh, seasonal, vibrant vegetables provided by local Shodoshima Island farms HOMEMAKERS and Muro Farm and grown without the use of agricultural chemicals or chemical fertilizers. Particularly recommended is the island vegetable and ""three variety olive roast beef set meal"", which gives you the chance to taste three different, rare cuts of ""olive beef,"" a premium variety of Japanese black beef fed on pressed olives."
  • Umi no Restaurant
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzuguntonoshouchou Teshimaieura 525-1
    This restaurant with an ocean view offers popular fare made with a wide variety of Teshima Island ingredients. Their healthy, seasonal cuisine brings out the best of the raw materials they start with. If you're coming for dinner it's required to book at least five days in advance.

    An absolutely marvellous place for lunch in Teshima. Delicious food, great wine (available by the glass) and water views! What’s not to love.

  • Nakabu An
    Travel / Tourism
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Yasuda A1385
    A somen noodle factory and restaurant which preserves traditional techniques but which also continues to take on the challenge of crafting noodles which make use of further polished and refined hand making methods. The establishment also offers reservation only noodle stretching experiences and factory tours. There are three courses available, the 60-minute course included noodle stretching, factory tour, and meal, the 30-minute included factory tour only, and other (advance reservation required).
  • Tenobe Somen-kan
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kamo Prefecture Azuki-gun Ikeda-cho Muro 1-1
    A noodle factory which has been making hand pulled noodles for some 400 years on Shodoshima Island. The factory offers tours which give participants the chance to see the production process. Wildly popular with tourists, tour goers can also eat some of the very same somen noodles they just watched being made right in front of their eyes. With an advance reservation, visitors can also try pulling some noodles by hand themselves, one of the most important steps in the production process.

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Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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